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Entries now open for SA’s sought-after terroir-driven wines

The SA Terroir Wine Awards will be presented for the 19th time this year and has become a very important event on the wine calendar – giving seasoned winemakers the opportunity to showcase the numerous soil and climate terrains in the Cape winelands to create unique and exceptional wines. This, according to the chairperson of […]

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A Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon is this year’s top wine

The highly coveted SA Terroir Trophy for the Top Wine out of all the entries in all styles and cultivars, this year went to a five year-old Cabernet Sauvignon from Stellenbosch, the Alto Cabernet Sauvignon 2018. This estate wine was named overall winner from all 264 wines judged for the exclusive SA Terroir Wine Awards. […]

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SA TERROIR AWARDS JUDGING IN FULL SWING

Judges and sponsors: Anton Swarts, Louise Duminy (Winfield United SA), Jeff Grier, Elunda Basson, Janine van Zyl, Conrad Louw, Dawrian Salies (SA Litho) and Bennie Howard Vice Chairman SA Terroir Awards

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Calling for the country’s sought-after terroir driven wines

The Terroir Wine Awards is being presented for the 18th time this year and has become a leading event on the wine calendar – giving skilful winemakers the opportunity to fully exploit the numerous soil and climate terrains in the Cape winelands to create exceptional wines. This, according to the chairperson of the SA National […]

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Best new wine writer in SA announced

The country’s best wine writer for 2022 is Shandré van der Merwe, tasting room Manager at De Wet Cellar outside Worcester, while the runner-up is Petri de Beer, until recently senior winemaker at Longridge Winery near Somerset West. The results of this competition, now in its tenth year, were announced at a function at the […]

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SA Terroir Wine Awards 2022

Media Release 18 August 2022 SA Terroir Wine Awards 2022Tulbagh shines among leading Cape wine terrains The most outstanding wine terrain at this year’s 17th annual SA Terroir Wine Awards was Tulbagh, a small district not divided into wards – with this competition once again showing how several cellars from various terrains yield top quality […]

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SA TERROIR WINE AWARDS JUDGING KICKS OFF IN PAARL

The 17th presentation of the SA Terroir Wine Awards will be taking place this year and the judging is being done this week (12 – 14 July) at Nederburg and the Manor Restaurant in Paarl. Five trophies are at stake, namely for overall Top Wine, Top Estate, Top Single-vineyard Wine, Top Producer and Top Ward. […]

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Closing date for terroir wine competition around the corner

Since the introduction of the SA Terroir Wine Awards in 2006 it has been proven clearly that the Cape winelands are not only blessed with top quality wines from the leading grape cultivars, but also from several lesser-known cultivars. After all, South Africa is one of the world’s best wine production countries, which grows a […]

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Media Release: SA Terroir Wine Awards 12 May 2022

Showdown of the country’s numerous fine wine terrains The 17th presentation of the annual SA Terroir Wine Awards which have been held over the past four years by the South African National Wine Show Association (SANWSA) is around the corner, with the entries closing in mid-June. According to the SANWSA chairperson, Christo Pienaar, this competition […]

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2021 SA’s numerous top terroirs yield foremost wines 

The national winners from all the cultivars and styles entered this year for the Novare SA Terroir Wine Awards, derive from 17 terrains across the Cape winelands – a clear sign that the country boasts numerous terroirs (wine terrains) whose soils and climate yield quality wines of different cultivars. Only wines certified as single-vineyard wine, […]

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